Alta Strada- Wellesley

4.7
1927 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Whether nibbling on small plates at the antipasti-wine bar, sipping an espresso, or having a meal in the open dining room, Alta Strada will always be approachable and accessible to anyone and everyone. With a true smile and the genuine desire to take care of you while you’re “in our house”, Alta Strada will focus on the foods of Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont, and the Amalfi coast, while attempting to fill the much needed gap in Italian restaurants in America. Simply put, Alta Strada will be the place where you’ll find a perfectly made bowl of pasta, crispy thin pizza, gorgeous and abundant antipasti, and fantastic wines, all at a reasonable price, in a setting that could be found on a stylish via in Milan or Rome.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1927 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
85 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alta Strada is one of our favorite places. Excellent food - great service.

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vipSaintNick
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guy and his staff maintain the highest level of professionalism. The food, the wine, the service...its a world class Italian Restaurant in little Wellesley Center.

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
86 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Alta Strada. The feel and vibe of the place are perfect for a dinner out. The food is consistent and the service is outstanding!

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
86 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Strada is the ultimate neighborhood restaurant that consistently delivers high quality food and service and has a loyal following of people as a result.

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vipdininggirl
New England
33 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner at Alta Strada. Everything was freshly made, except the cheesecake, as you could tell it was frozen. They ensured safe dining by installing partitions in between seating areas for sanitary guidelines. Our server was attentive and kind. We will be back!

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vipJohnE
New England
16 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went here for an anniversary dinner. My wife had the chicken parm which was plentiful and very good. I had the pasta with shrimp and spicy tomato sauce which was also quite good. The manager brought us a complimentary glass of Prosecco which was very nice. Hope to return to try other things on the menu

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SANDRAG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Due to Covid, the waiter did not approach our table. The silverware and dishes were placed in a corner at arms length. We were informed that every time a dish was brought to the table, we should put on our masks, yet they thought nothing of giving us reusable paper menus. Our dishes were set on the corner of the table. We dined with another couple and basically we set the table, we picked up our dishes off the corner, and were made to feel we had the plague.

Why do they bother to be a restaurant? We have been to other establishments that are careful about safeguards, but don't compromise the dining experience for the clients.

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vipfinn
New England
44 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious antipasto, meatballs & Brussel sprouts. Our server Hannah was amazing.

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KristenR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Food was disappointing.

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vipHilton
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Overpriced food and poor service.

Alta Strada- Wellesley
Responded on March 20, 2021

Hi Hilton, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very sorry we missed the mark on your dining experience. We would like the opportunity to hear more about what happened, so that we can improve and correct any issues. I will DM you my contact info as I am unable to do so in this response field. Sincerely, Guy

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vipPeterT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food with good service. The restaurant and staff went far and beyond to ensure the safety of their guests and staff.

Alta Strada- Wellesley
Responded on March 20, 2021

Hi Peter, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food, service and safety protocols, that are here to protect all.

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Mosquito
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Staff are friendly and we felt safe the entire time. Noise was high, but we chose to sit near the kitchen, and that was a plus for us.

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John
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Sorry... I don’t want to be mean... I felt like the staff was annoyed with us. I paid for a pretty expensive dinner and I felt I could have done better with the steak. I know it’s hard with COVID. But it was our valentines date. It was expensive enough to be a date but it was a really awkward feel and the food was not worth the price I don’t think.

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
86 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alta Strada continues to be one of the best restaurants in Boston Area. We go there often and love it every time.

SG
SharonG
New England
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Due to COVID, there are mask regulations that went above and beyond what all of the other restaurants I frequent require. Any time a waiter came to the table you had to put your mask back on. We were also the only people in the restaurant for most of the time we were there.

Food was good, waiter was good, but the bother with the masks was unnecessary. I would go back but not at this time.

YA
vipYosA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! We love the food and the service is so good.

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
86 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Strada continues to be one of the best restaurants in the Boston Area. The service is outstanding and the food is always fresh and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

A Saturday evening dinner date gone wrong My first time here as wanted to try highly rated Italian.

Greeted by middle aged man wearing two mask. Got to table and took mask off. He still six feet away and staring at us as we tried to settle in.
Then he wanted us to put out mask on so he could approach and talk to us. He needed to tell us about state regulations and how the restaurant requires to have mask on unless actively eating or drinking. Also to put it back on when any server comes to table.

I eat out a lot and have never had this experience. It was horrible and would never go back. Which is why the takeout business looked busy. Most uncomfortable dining experience

Oh yes the food was good but could have been better. Eggplant very good. Bolognese good but needed more meat and flavor. Pizza good but cold. Bread thick chewy square horrible. And we had to ask for it. Another Italian place overthinking it and screwing some of the basics up.

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
86 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Strada is one of the best restaurants in the Boston area! The food is fresh and outstanding! The service is warm and friendly.

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Tigerlily2
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner at Alta Strada Friday night for a belated " Christmas" with a dear friend was terrific.
I was so impressed by the care they took to comply with the Covid restrictions and felt very safe. It is the first time I have been out to dinner in months. You only go inside if you have a reservation and there is always someone manning the front to keep patrons separate. The menu and billing can all be done on your phone. There is a plexiglass shield between tables which are spread more than 6 feet apart. Masks are on unless you are actively in the process of eating or drinking. I was impressed ( and happy) that the servers would not approach you if someone at the table was unmasked.
Our server, Hannah, was very helpful with the menu and knew the wine list as well as any sommelier! We were all very happy with our dishes! I had the eggplant appetizer with the arugula salad and it was perfect! My friend had the baked salmon and that was delicious as well.
The whole experience felt very safe and was a real treat!

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vipCamille
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and the service is always great! One of our absolute favorite places to be!

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
86 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere at Alta Strada is always terrific. Guy always makes us feel welcome.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. A little noisy with the music. A little pricey... But, our erver Doug was excellent. He was a joy to talk to, efficient and because of him we will be back. He is an asset to your restaurant and you really need to know that. ... He is what we all would like our waiter to be when dining out

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vipBOSNYCFOODIE
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food itself was excellent in flavor. It seemed the staff has become used to having pickup orders be the major source of income. The staff seemed afraid to serve us due to fear of covid. The portions could be slightly larger in size.

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vipKrista
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious (my favorite was the appetizer eggplant dish) and I was so impressed by the Covid safety precautions taken. They did a great job of enforcing the rules and were very considerate. They had barriers between the tables which were perfectly spaced apart, and the servers wore masks and kept a safe distance so I felt completely safe while doing out with my mother. The service was also excellent. 10/10 experience.

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ScottL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant for many reasons, prosciutto and mushroom lune being the first things that comes to mind. First time we returned and dined in since COVID hit. They’ve done a great job separating the tables with plexiglas partitions, and the noise level is much lower due to lower capacity. We had a great server, enjoyed a bottle of modestly priced wine, and even had dessert. Pouring espresso on the Tiramisu was different; two thumbs up!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent safe feeling environment for the entire family! Service is impeccable and the food outstanding. 3 yr old grandson with old fashioned ed pasta and meatballs. 6 yr old brother with prosciutto, burrata, and fig jam crostini to start. Salmon over chickpeas and kale for dinner. Six of us were completely satisfied. Thank you —Guy and crew!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Always great

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing.

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JoeL
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great. Service and food were fabulous. Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Day after thanksgiving. Kids were home.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Alta Strada probably 30+ times and it is always amazing. My favorite restaurant

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Daniel
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great pasta and attentive service last three visit. Also feel welcomed. Definitely planning to return for another visit.

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
86 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Strada a gem of a place in Wellesley. It is one of the finest restaurants in the Boston area. We go there often. It has a neighborhood friendliness with world class Italian cuisine. The cocktails are also outstanding.

KS
KriS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extensive menu, always delicious, and the staff is accommodating and friendly!

PW
vipPamelaW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

In the midst of dining being a challenge - Alta Strada has done an exceptional job of navigating the current landscape. The food was hot, the service was great and the C19 protocols were evident. Great experience!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
26 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, what a night! From the wonderful food, to the generous hospitality, Alta Strada is the place to be. They do a phenomenal job taking care of their guests, paying special attention to be safe during these uncertain times. Food was fantastic, the bronzino, the brussel sprouts, the inventive gemelli, and the consistent bolognese stood out, but all we're great. Shout out to the team, as well. Hannah with her wonderful wine knowledge and attentive service, Richie with his genuine warmth, the chef helming the kitchen during a very busy night for both takeout and dine in executing flawlessly, and the gm, Guy, pitching in wherever he was needed, floating the dining room actively engaging with each table - safely, of course. Always a great experience at Alta Strada!

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lebowski
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous Italian food and great cocktails. Always a top choice for us!

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
86 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Strada is the best place to eat in the Boston suburbs. The patio is perfect on nice Fall evenings. They have heat lamps that create just the right ambiance. The food is excellent and the signature Alta Strada cocktail is perfect!

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vipBatman
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were absolutely wonderful they made our night so special. Thank you to all

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Alta Strada- Wellesley is rated 4.7 stars by 1927 OpenTable diners.

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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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